FTIR spectra of thiophene in Ar and N2 matrices. Co-condensation with Cu and CO

Stella Nunziante Cesaro, Sándor Dobos, András Stirling

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Solid state low temperature spectrum and matrix isolation spectra of thiophene in Ar and N2 matrices were recorded. The IR spectra of thiophene + CO + Cu mixtures in Ar and N2 matrices were also studied. DFT calculations revealed that only very weak thiophene-Cu complexes could be expected. We found that in pseudo gas state thiophene formed complexes with Cu0, in which Cu atom was co-ordinated to thiophene above the a C and/or β C atom of the ring. No displacement of CO group(s) of CuxCCO)y carbonyl complexes by thiophene has been observed. Neither was any interaction observed between thiophene and mono-copper type Cu(CO)y (y = 1-3) complexes, while, in Ar, for mono-carbonyls of small copper clusters of the type of Cux(CO) (x = 2), very weak interactions with thiophene were suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalVibrational Spectroscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999


  • Cu complexes
  • DFT calculation
  • Infrared spectrometry
  • Matrix isolation
  • Thiophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy

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